Thomas Docherty

MP, Dunfermline and West Fife

Dunfermline and West Fife Labour

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How Thomas Docherty voted
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  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
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Thomas Docherty occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Child Benefit Entitlement (Disqualification of Non-UK EU Nationals): Backbench Business — Summer Adjournment 22 Jul 2014

    It was remiss of me not to mention this before. I mentioned Sir Barnett Cox, who was the Clerk when Sir Robert first arrived. I am not sure whether the Minister is aware of this, but after Sir Barnett retired he published a book about Parliament. Does the Minister agree that it would be a good idea if the Clerk, in his newly acquired time, was able to bring out a publication on how Parliament...
  • Child Benefit Entitlement (Disqualification of Non-UK EU Nationals): Backbench Business — Summer Adjournment 22 Jul 2014

    It is a pleasure to respond briefly to this debate on behalf of the Opposition, and I thank the Backbench Business Committee for initiating it. It seems to be a return to the traditions that we had until 2010-11, although we are using a slightly different format today. I do not intend to cover all the issues raised because I want to provide the Deputy Leader of the House the maximum...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Police Reform 22 Jul 2014

    Last night, the hon. Member for Wealden (Charles Hendry) had a very thoughtful Adjournment debate, responded to by the Minister for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims, about a case in Sussex. One of the points the hon. Gentleman made was that the family of a road traffic victim had lost confidence in Sussex police, who were trying to investigate one of their own officers. Does the Home...

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Labour MP for Dunfermline and West Fife

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • House of Commons Commission
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Departmental Written Questions
  • Trident
  • British Overseas Territories
  • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft
  • Computer Software

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons
  • Member, Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee)
  • Member, Procedure Committee
  • Member, Administration Committee

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (7 Oct 2013 to 15 Apr 2014)
  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (17 Jan 2011 to 8 Mar 2011)
  • Member, Defence Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 25 Nov 2013)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 10 Jun 2013)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 1 Jul 2013)

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